Tenants’ Starter Kits

August Update:

Thank you to everyone who was involved in building an incredible 50 tenant starter kits. We were overwhelmed by your generosity. Some groups are still completing theirs. With them, we will then have enough to help all those who need them for the next several months.

We encourage your continued support of Our Place and our community by considering donations of underwear, socks, towels, blankets, electric fans and, of course, financial contributions.


A message to Victoria’s faith community

What would be nicer than moving from a shelter bed or temporary room, to walking in your own space, complete with a comfortable bed, kitchen all set, and living room items and even a great book– to get started on a new life of independence?

With ongoing COVID-related restrictions in place, Our Place continues to provide nurturing, hopeful support to people experiencing homelessness and poverty in our region.

We have also stepped up to provide housing solutions for hundreds and now we manage more than eight shelter locations in our community. This spring Our Place Society, together with Victoria Cool Aid Society have formed a unique partnership that will allow us to more effectively support folks who are moving from basic shelters in to more permanent housing.

You and your congregation can make a huge difference in helping those who are transitioning from shelters and are not equipped with the basic items we all take for granted; such as essential toiletries, dishes and bedding (please see the attached kit checklist). Can you please help our neighbors in need as they get started on their journey to independence? As a community project, your congregation is asked to work with us to gather full Tenant Starter Kits. Once completed, the kits would be picked up and brought directly to those who need them.

Please circulate this list amongst the members of your organization. Together, we can absolutely change lives!

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Diana Gallivan at dianag@ourplacesociety.com or 250-940-5060.